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The Sage of Sugar Hill: George S. Schuyler and the Harlem Renaissance

Jeffrey B. Ferguson


This book presents different aspects of George Samuel Schuyler's unique approach to the race question. It presents Schuyler as a centrally important twentieth-century black intellectual and as an essentially liberating figure for his unique application of satire to the race question. The book does not shy away from pointing out the satirist's most flamboyant moments of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and outright blindness. Its central concern remains the complex intellectual and political commitments that make Schuyler irreducible to such one-word descriptions as socialist, conservative, ama ... More

Keywords: George Samuel Schuyler, black intellectual, racial identities, racial issues, black American identity, amalgamationist, integrationist, antiessentialist

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780300109016
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300109016.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey B. Ferguson, author